Over the past year Microsoft in Education has been working in partnership with Achievement for All, a movement focussed on educational change, and this week we are thrilled to be taking part in the AfA national conference in Birmingham. Joining us at the NEC will be students and staff from Microsoft Showcase School Simon de Senlis Primary, who have been at the centre of an ambitious project based learning initiative.
Dr. Hon Weng Chong was doing his rounds as a pediatric resident when he stumbled across a surprising statistic. Something close to one-third of childhood deaths in developed Western countries are caused by pneumonia. Dr. Hon knew this shouldn’t be the case because “pneumonia is easy to prevent and detect, and the treatment for it is cheap and available!”
We are listening to feedback from teachers and staff and improving Class Notebooks based suggestions from educators. Today we are happy to announce the upcoming release of two new capabilities, which are a direct result of talking to teachers and were also announced in our blog post back in May.